Honda Continues to Expand & Improve its Lineup For 2020, Honda motorcycles has one of its best lineups in a while. The company came out with a new Fireblade at EICMA 2019 and the company has plenty of fun and sometimes goofy smaller-displacement models. It’s true what they say, you do meet nice people on …

BMW Continues to Thrill in The New Year BMW motorcycles have always made amazing machines, and 2020 is no exception. The company has some new models out and many models returning that should continue to thrill riders everywhere. The company has models in all areas of the market, providing plenty of options to those folks …

Get Excited for the 2020 Suzuki Lineup Suzuki motorcycles have added the Katana back to its lineup for 2020 and is still managing to keep around the Hayabusa even though it had to pull it from much of the world. Us North American riders are lucky that way. The company has a dynamic lineup that’s …

Introduction With Cardo introducing the 2019 edition of the Scala Rider PACKTALK BOLD, SLIM and FREECOM 4+ systems with Sound by JBL audio – the result of a collaborative Cardo-JBL effort, we wanted to revisit these flagship systems; but getting both systems has and is taking a bit of time. As such, this review covers …

Introduction Along with the 2019 PACKTALK BOLD and SLIM products with Sound by JBL, came a very timely accessory kit from Cardo. Originally identified simply as the Cardo Audio Kit, it is now typically identified as the Cardo ‘45mm Audio Set’ – a clearer delineation of what this kit provides. This accessory audio kit is …

First Time Since 1989 Honda is celebrating right now. The rider Ricky Brabec won the 2020 Dakar Rally for the Japanese factory. Honda hasn’t won the rally since 1989. In piloting Honda’s bike to the win, Ricky Brabec also became the first American ever to win the race.  “At the end, we put the pieces …

An Interesting Take From an Interesting Company You’ve probably seen Curtiss Motorcycles’ machines at some point. The guys running Curtiss used to run Confederate Motorcycles and put out some seriously amazing V-twin machines. Confederate Motorcycles was sold to a new owner in 2018, and still produces amazing V-twin motorcycles. Curtiss Motorcycles has shifted its focus …

A First for the Company SW-MOTECH is a company that makes luggage, protection, and ergonomic accessories that are sold through our friends over at Twisted Throttle. SW-MOTECH recently announced it will open up its first branch in the U.S. The branch will be based on the West Coast, and Twisted Throttle will continue to handle …

Across 90 Different Countries If you’re a fan of Italian bikes, then it should please you to know that Ducati had a great year in 2019. The company sold 53,183 motorcycles in 90 different countries. Italy remains the company’s number one market, but China, Brazil, and Spain are gaining ground quickly. The company recently put …

The Yamaha Lineup Is Diverse and Interesting in 2020 Yamaha’s lineup of motorcycles gets more interesting every year. The company has made headlines with the Niken in the past and this year they added some new models to the lineup. The high-powered motorcycles are at the peak of the performance spectrum. The company has several …

Getting Some Bavarian Bucks for the BMW Bank Account Motorcycle sales this year didn’t seem to do too hot. There were some exceptions, though. One of them was BMW. According to RideApart, the Bavarian bike manufacturer managed to see sales rise in a year that many motorcycle manufacturers struggled. The publication reported BMW made 175,162 …

A Lot to Love Here Ducati has a bike that’s called Project 1708, which is the new Superleggera. According to MoreBikes, the spec sheet for the motorcycle has recently leaked. The publication posted a somewhat blurry image of the specs of the motorcycle. Project 1708 is going to be an absolutely insane machine. It will …

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is one of Suzuki’s most sporty bikes in its lineup. It was crafted to be one the King of the Sportbikes. The bike is designed and built for a rider with some serious sport riding skills. It’s at home on …

2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard is a move back towards simplicity. The bike is a highway-ready machine that is also a pleasure around town. The bike is a stripped-down touring machine and that’s what keeps its price down. The Electra Glide …

The helmet in the photo above was run over by another motorcycle at high speed during a race. The wearer walked away without sustaining a head injury. Take a moment to let that soak in. I’m often asked by people who know I test riding gear which helmet to buy or which is the best. …

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S utilizes the Softail design to make a performance cruiser that looks blacked out and fantastic. The Low Rider S features a small fly screen, slightly taller handlebars than some of the other Softail models, and the …

2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster takes the Sportster like to its pinnacle. The bike is the sportiest-looking of the lineup. The Roadster is the most badass-looking of the Sportster line, too. There’s not a bike in Harley’s lineup that can compete with the Roadster. The …

2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 is the company’s entry-level Sportster. It’s a sportier motorcycle with a strong engine and some badass styling. It’s a stripped-down and pretty simple machine. The Iron 883 gets a good looking V-twin engine with a displacement of 883cc. …

The Portuguese Rider Will be Mourned Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves who was riding for the Indian motorcycle company Hero has died after injuries he experienced when he fell from his motorcycle during a stage of the Dakar Rally. The rider was 276 kilometers (171 miles) into the stage.  According to Motorsport.com, Gonçalves was found by …

A Step Closer to Another Electric Model Harley-Davidson revealed some electric bike concepts back when it showed off the LiveWire officially for the first time. One of those concepts was an urban mobility scooter that had some cool styling. Well, the company now has filed some additional patents on the model, according to Motorcycle.com.  The …

Last Weekend I Went to the Calgary Bike Show & Walked Away Hyped About These 2020 Motorcycle Models The 2020 Calgary Bike Show occurred over the weekend of Friday, January 10 through to Sunday, January 12, 2020, and included a lot of full-on manufacturer displays, gear displays, helmet and jacket vendors, customization vendors, and more …

Yamaha YZF-R3 and Monster Energy MotoGP YZF-R3 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a modern entry-level sport motorcycle, being introduced only in 2015. With power coming in at approximately 50 HP from the 320cc inline twin lightweight aluminum engine, the R3 is more than capable of hard acceleration, cruising …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in the 1999 model year, passing through many generations until reaching today’s 2020 model. Historically, it has been one of the best selling and most recognizable sub-1000cc supersport bikes, and we also think it’s one of the best looking …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Introduced back in 1998, the Yamaha YZF-R1 was the bike to spark the imagination of many riders as the century drew to a close. In those days, the R1 was known as one of the highest power (140 crank HP) and fastest (0-60 in …

An Engine to Challenge Kawasaki’s? There aren’t many supercharged bikes out there, but Honda seems to be thinking about adding another one to the list. The company recently filed patent paperwork that shows a supercharged V-twin engine is in the works. This would be one of the only other motorcycles to challenge Kawasaki’s H2 motorcycles …

An Interesting Commuter Motorcycle NIU revealed a new electric motorcycle at CES called RQi-GT. The bike is a commuter bike and it has impressive performance stats. The motorcycle can hit 100 mph top speed and do 80 miles per charge if you stay well below the bike’s top speed. The RQi-GT has a 40 hp …

To Comply With New Emissions Regulations There’s a new Royal Enfield Classic 350. The company had to update the model because of India’s April 2020 BS-VI emissions deadline. The bike not only gets updates to its engine but it also features dual-channel ABS and comes in two new colors for the year. According to RideApart, …

An Old Idea for a New Age Looking for a bike that will make your knees weak every time you look at it? Meet Icon Motorcycle’s new machine. The company wants to build a new version of the Triton motorcycles with replica Norton featherbed frames and modern 900cc engines. The Dutch company will build the …

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of Suzuki’s most sporty bikes in its lineup. It was crafted to be one the King of the Sportbikes along with the GSX-R1000R. The bike is designed and built for a rider with some serious sport riding skills. …

The Next-Gen Airbag System Is Here We discussed that Alpinestars would debut the Tech-Air 5 airbag system at CES, and now the company has done it. The active electronic airbag system utilizes six integrated sensors and artificial intelligence to detect a crash and deploy the airbag technology.  This new system works faster and better than …

A Futuristic, Block of a Motorcycle The coolest thing about electric motorcycles is that you can stop worrying about conventional motorcycle design. Most electric motorcycles and electric motorcycle concepts look a lot like gasoline-powered bikes. I get this. People like something familiar, but Arthur Martins has gone the complete other way with its SLR Electric …

Damon Motorcycles revealed one of the most impressive electric motorcycles the world has ever seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, the HyperSport. It won the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.  The motorcycle is innovative not just because it’s an electric bike, but because it blends some of the most-impressive safety technology with a …

Electric Scooters Picking Up Speed Electric scooters haven’t seemed like a massive seller, but Gogoro appears the be killing it when it comes to sales. The company announced that it more than doubled its sales in its home market. It’s now Taiwan’s second-largest motorcycle brand behind Kymco, according to RideApart. Gogoro managed to sell 145,000 …

Some Interesting Artwork Here Every week I take a gander at the deals put out there by various companies and then showcase the ones that catch my eye here. This week it’s Icon’s helmets. Specifically the ones with the wild graphics packages on them. Revzilla has these bad boys marked down by as much as …

Elegance And Affordability: The 2020 Honda Metropolitan Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda Metropolitan is a small and compact European-style scooter that features an elegant design, practical performance, and everyday usability, that’s all wrapped up in a smart package that many consider to be the perfect example of affordable around-town …

Introducing The Honda CRF250L Rally Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda CRF250L Rally has quickly made a name for itself as one of the most practical and versatile dual-sport motorcycles on the market. Built on top of the successful CRF250L platform, the Rally edition elevates small-capacity dual-sport riding to a whole …

Unchanged For 2020: The Versatile Honda CB500X Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Since it was first launched in 2013, the Honda CB500X has developed a cult following. Half-adventure explorer and half-commuter run-around, the CB500X is a hard motorcycle to define but whatever it is, it works. Equipped with a light and narrow, …

The Honda NC750X Returns For 2020 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The ever-popular Honda NC750X is back for 2020. Half commuter and half mid-sized adventure machine, the NC750X is a stress-free motorcycle with all-round appeal that toes the line between sensible daily runner and thrill-seeking tourer perfectly. Powered by a bullet-proof 745cc …

The Bobber-inspired Honda Shadow Remains Unchanged For 2020 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s understated cruiser returns for 2020 but without any form of changes or upgrades. Under normal circumstances, a lack of upgrades can be frustrating for fans of a brand, but in the case of the legendary Shadow Phantom, no …